Wild Gambler 2 – Arctic Adventure
Wild Gambler 2 – Arctic Adventure is a great slot machine that’s just perfect if you’re in the middle of a warm summer. This is the second installment in the Wild Gambler series from Playtech and it is offers you the typical 5 reels, 20 line combination. The action of the game is set in the Arctic region, a frozen land with icebergs and frozen water visible everywhere you look. You will find a pretty desolate area behind the game’s reels, but on them there are the various animals we’ve come to expect in these regions. As far as the features are concerned, you will find inside some typical ones, like the wild, multipliers, free spins or the scatter symbols.
Graphics & Theme
Playtech’s developers have chosen to give the player a reason to smile here, so the design style is done in a cartoonish way, with each type of arctic animal smiling or grinning sweetly at the camera. Starting with the elk, continuing with the arctic fox, penguins, polar bears and other animals that are quite used to the cold, all of them are a pleasure to look at. The same drawing style is visible all around the reels, with the icebergs and the winter view making for a great setting for this game, especially if it’s way too hot outside.
One of the things that sets this slot apart is the Lock & Spin feature, offering the player the possibility of selecting symbol positions that he wants to appear as wilds with multipliers, but paying extra for each one. It’s up to you to figure out if the feature is worth it, since it does give you better chances to get paid and to win more at the same time. Clicking just once on a symbol will turn it into a wild with a x1 multiplier, with additional clicks increasing the multiplier by 1x. The maximum value for it is 5x.
The smiling polar bear is going to be a helpful symbol to have around, as it has the role of a wild and it has the capability of substitution for most of the other symbols. On top of that, the presence of five polar bears on the same payline will result in the game’s top jackpot, a 1000x payout.
The scatter’s role in this game is the typical one, but it offers only free spins here. Getting three to five Free Spins coins will result in free games, but no additional payouts.
The player may get as many as 20 free spins to play through. An added bonus that I enjoyed seeing in this feature is the fact that if you were using locked wilds in that round, they will remain in place for the free spins as well. On top of that, if you get new wilds to show up, or bigger multipliers, they lock in place as well.
This is a game that should prove quite a bit of fun and will probably give you a reason to smile along the way as well. The theme might be a bit too much during a cold winter, but it could be just the thing during a hot summer.
|Special Features||Wild, scatters, free spins, multipliers|
|Bet per line||$0.01 – $10.00|